This autumn, encourage your children to “fall” for a good storytime at your local Santa Clarita Public Library. All three Santa Clarita Public Library branches will be hosting free, family-friendly, interactive storytimes for various age groups now through Nov. 15.
Storytime is a great way for parents and caregivers to bond with their children while teaching early literacy skills and offering a safe opportunity for children to socialize with others their own age in the community. Your child will also listen, sing, dance and explore. Here’s a rundown of the “Storytime” schedule:
• “Baby and Toddler Storytime” is designed to build early language and literacy foundations for children six months to three years old. Sing and bounce, read and rhyme with your little one!
• Canyon Country Library – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
• Newhall Library – Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
• Valencia Library – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. /Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
• “Twos and Threes Storytime” presents stories, songs and parent-interaction projects designed especially with the developmental tasks of toddlers in mind.
• Canyon Country Library – Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. / Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
• Newhall Library – Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. /Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
• Valencia Library – Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.
• “School Readiness Storytime” is for three to five year olds, designed to build early literacy, listening and group participation skills required for successful school entry. Join us for the best of children’s books, rhymes, songs and engaging activities!
• Canyon Country Library – Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
• Newhall Library – Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
• Valencia Library – Mondays at 11 a.m.
• “Bilingual Storytime” features traditional rhymes, songs and stories in both Spanish and English.
• Canyon Country Library – Thursdays at 11 a.m.
• Newhall Library – Mondays and Thursdays at 11 .m.
According to the American Library Association, research shows that children with difficulty reading are encouraged by these storytime activities and that sustained encouragement of reading creates lifelong learners.
The Valencia Library is located at 23743 Valencia Blvd. The Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library is located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road. The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main St.
For more information, visit SantaClaritaLibrary.com or call (661) 259-0750.